[LINK] News email blunder
Sat, 28 Oct 2000 17:59:50 +1100
From: Bob Bain <firstname.lastname@example.org> (28/10/00 5:06 PM)
> How does technology inhibit dialling the wrong number given the
>proliferation of personal fax machines ??
Checksums on the phone numbers would get rid of 98% of the typo's,
although that doesn't eliminate dialling the number of the wrong person
(vs dialling a wrong number for the right person).
A checksum as simple as that used for ISBNs would be enough. Telcos won't
like it though.
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